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Table 4

Top 10 Commodities for North American Merchandise Trade by All Surface Modes: 2000 and 2001
(Value in millions of current U.S. dollars)

Commodity
Rank Code Description U.S.-North American Trade U.S.-Canada Trade
Percent Percent
2000 2001 Change 2000 2001 Change
1 87 Vehicles, parts, and accessories 124,798 115,893 -7.1 89,570 80,805 -9.8
2 85 Electrical machinery and equipment 89,166 76,924 -13.7 29,689 23,203 -21.8
3 84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery 75,038 70,598 -5.9 46,609 42,430 -9.0
4 27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and waxes 30,558 34,216 12.0 29,112 32,939 13.1
5 98 Special classification provisions 20,834 22,216 6.6 12,611 14,578 15.6
6 39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,899 21,271 -2.9 13,666 13,581 -0.6
7 48 Paper and paperboard, articles of paper pulp 16,281 16,101 -1.1 13,379 13,337 -0.3
8 90 Optical, photographic, surgical instruments 13,074 12,814 -2.0 6,301 5,523 -12.3
9 94 Furniture, bedding, mattress supports, lamps 13,168 12,517 -4.9 8,249 7,527 -8.7
10 44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,183 12,190 -7.5 12,349 11,488 -7.0
Total, All Commodities 575,713 547,312 -4.9 365,118 346,515 -5.1

Key: NA = Not Available

NOTE: Commodity code is the Harmonized Schedule (HS) for internationally traded commodities.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data
U.S.-Mexico Trade
Percent
2000 2001 Change
35,227 35,088 -0.4
59,477 53,721 -9.7
28,429 28,167 -0.9
1,446 1,277 -11.7
8,223 7,638 -7.1
8,233 7,690 -6.6
2,902 2,764 -4.8
6,774 7,291 7.6
4,919 4,989 1.4
833 702 -15.7
210,595 200,797 -4.7